take flight

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Verb1.take flight - run away quickly; "He threw down his gun and fled"
break - make a rupture in the ranks of the enemy or one's own by quitting or fleeing; "The ranks broke"
stampede - run away in a stampede
abscond, absquatulate, go off, make off, run off, decamp, bolt - run away; usually includes taking something or somebody along; "The thief made off with our silver"; "the accountant absconded with the cash from the safe"
elope, run off - run away secretly with one's beloved; "The young couple eloped and got married in Las Vegas"
escape, get away, break loose - run away from confinement; "The convicted murderer escaped from a high security prison"
fly the coop, head for the hills, hightail it, lam, run away, scarper, scat, take to the woods, turn tail, run, bunk, break away, escape - flee; take to one's heels; cut and run; "If you see this man, run!"; "The burglars escaped before the police showed up"
high-tail - retreat at full speed; "The actress high-tailed to her villa when reporters began to follow her to the restaurant"
defect, desert - desert (a cause, a country or an army), often in order to join the opposing cause, country, or army; "If soldiers deserted Hitler's army, they were shot"
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"They fly, / leaving their young / to fish, dive and doze, / to grow strong / a short while longer, / until they too take flight, / before the lake water freezes / and turns to hard winter ice." Loons is a treasure that marvelously portrays these majestic birds, and an excellent choice for parents to read aloud to children.
All must grow and take flight to skies that beckon to hearts and provide destinies.